Thursday, July 31, 2008

Linear Sentiments Birthday Card

I made this card for my cousin Jeannie. Hopefully she won't see this blog entry before she gets the original! I used the new Linear Sentiments T-2956 stamp set from the Fall Inspiration Book. It's so versatile. I stamped and embossed the sentiment and flower lines on the striped pattern paper from TAC's Designer paper collection- Brighten My Day. The stamps fit perfectly in between the lines. I stamped and embossed the flowers, cut them out and staggered them on top for some pop. I curled the petals out with my fingers to give it dimension. I used Transcendence Embossing powder for all the embossing. I love this powder. It's sticks to Palette Inks perfectly and really highlights the details of the images.

One thing I wanted to point out is that you probably notice the happy birthday line doesn't exactly match up on one end. This is totally ok- this is a handmade card! I think it gives it character. Don't be afraid of less than perfect when you are creating.. what matters is that you create!

Have a great day!

supplies: Stamps - Linear Sentiments T-2956, Paper- Brighten My Day, Reg. Cardstock, Transcendence Embossing powder, French Lilac Palette Ink, Noir Palette Ink, Ribbon

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Another Goo Gone Blending Card

Here is another card featuring The Arts stamps set with the Goo Gone Prisma Colored pencil technique. I always try to use at least three colors when doing this- dark, medium and light- to get the best blending results. The colors don't have to be in the same family- they just need to compliment each other. It's really fun seeing how colors blend. Give it a try!

Supplies are basically the same as above only I used TAC Brighten My Day Paper. Love it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

GooGone Blending and the Arts

I love Heather Scott! She has a fabulous blog that I visit often for inspiration and ideas... I have her to thank for today's card featuring the Goo Gone Prisma Colored Pencil blending technique that I found here Scroll down to the May 14th entry for the tutorial. Basically all you do is color with your Prisma Colored Pencils and then with a blending stump dipped in Goo Gone you blend the colors and the lines away. It is so easy and looks so good! I am totally addicted to this technique and am coloring all the time. I love the vibrant colors of the Prisma Pencils.

Supplies - Stamps: The Arts T-2408, Paper: DCWV Paper, Rustic Chic TAC paper Extras: Noir Palette Ink, Transcendence Embossing Powder, Bumblee Bee paper Poisies, Prisma Colored Pencils, GooGone

Check out Heather's Blog and then give this fun technique a try... I hope you Love it as much as I have come to!

Have a great day!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Dress Card

Hi Everyone!
A friend asked me to create a cute card for her granddaughter's first birthday. I knew I wanted to make a dress card but didn't have a template. I went searching the blogsphere and found this adorable card.
Traced it back to the pattern here.
I had to enlarge the pattern 200% and that worked perfectly. I love the way it turned out and plan to make more for sure! Hope you like it!

Supplies used: Paper - Bazzill, My Mind's Eye, ribbon, mini buttons, stickles and shimmer chalk for the outlines.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Taking the Plunge!

Howdy and Welcome to my new Blog!

I've finally taken the plunge and joined the blogging world! I'm totally new to this so I will be learning as I go... I hope you enjoy sharing my creative journey. I'm a demonstrator for The Angel Company so most of the products I use will be from there but I do occasionally venture out so who knows what you might find here!

I attended a wedding yesterday and made this card for the new bride and groom. I kept it simple and thought it turned out really nice. Enjoy!

Supplies Used:paper: Bazzill, Doodlebug Design, Vellum, Stamps: The Angel Company Just For You Level A hostess set, Ink:Versa Magic Ocean Depth Transcendence, Embossing Powder, Ribbon and Silk Flower